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Mar 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
do have a seat inside for tomorrow's argument is a cousin of chief justice john roberts. jean pedroski of san francisco. she writes in an online commentary that she's a lesbian. she hopes to soon get married if the supreme court permits it. brian? >> pete williams at the court where the excitement starts tomorrow. pete, thanks. >>> in colorado springs today, a public me toirl service for the state's prison director, tom clements, shot to death last week as he answered the door at his home. governor john hickenlooper called clements a voice of wisdom and reason. we learned late today the bullets that killed clements came from a gun found along with former colorado inmate evan ebel who died in a police chase in texas two days after the shooting. >>> this comes after a growing debate this weekend on gun control with new york city mayor michael bloomberg right in the middle of it. he is using his own money -- and he's a billionaire -- to finance an ad campaign for universal background checks for gun purchases. that got under way today. our report tonight from nbc's ron mott. >> re
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Mar 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
waiting to be paid out to people who may not realize they have it coming. nbc's john yang has more on why and how you can tell if you're among them. >> reporter: andy and chris fox got a letter about a year ago that shocked them. >> it was five years after my father had passed. we had no knowledge of any insurance policies whatsoever. >> reporter: the letter was from an insurance company. they would learn that chris' father had three separate life insurance policies worth nearly $50,000 and never told his family. to recover their money, the foxes embarked on what would become a journey. there were weeks of phone calls with insurance companies and state insurance officials. >> i worked for uncle sam, the united states navy, as a civilian for 38 years. i know what it is to deal with a bureaucracy. >> reporter: in the end they collected $48,000. it took them eight months. the foxes' experience is not unique. according to a recent study there's a one in 600 chance you're owed money from a life insurance policy and don't even know it. that's better odds than winning $100 on a powerball ticket.
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
marriage prop 8. daniel learned chief justice john roberts has two adopted kids and decided to send him a letter, sharing it on youtube before sending it off. >> when he reads the letter, i want him to please ask. >> next week's supreme court hearing will be emotional. >> well, it's never a good feeling to have your future in somebody else's hands. but we're nervous, you know. but we understand it's on an uncertain outcome, but we're also very hopeful. >> whatever the court decides, they'll get through it together. >>> we'll be watching for updates on the supreme court hearing next week. the city attorney's office will be there fighting for them. reporting live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> the lesbian couple in the center of the prop 8 case also spoke out today. crisper ri and sandy spear have been faces for the fight. the two berkley mothers say they're going into tuesday's supreme court hearing confident. more than 130 elected officials have voted overturning prop 8 and 61% of california voters support same-sex marriage. >> beyond the parents getting married and their c
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
public opinion shift that proves it should not be handled in court. over the phone, john eastman told nbc bay area, quote, we should leave prop 8 and doma in place and leave this to the political process. if people change their minds, we can implement through that mechanism. still, they're confident that both history and the law will be on their side. telling us today they feel a ruling is not only critical for same-sex couples looking for equal rights, but also for the next generation. >> they don't have to worry about being second-class citizens growing up. >>> also today, a group of influential doctors endorsed same-sex marriage. the american academy of pediatrics said it's in the best interests of children offering children long-term security, rights and benefits. the doctors made the declaration after four years of analysis and research. >>> the 20-year-old woman who said she was a rape victim last month at uc santa cruz has been officially charged with making a false report. she reported she was beaten and raped on campus in a mid afternoon attack. they stepped up police patrols
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Mar 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. john, how does all this play out? >> well, lester, look, they are going to fight. and they may not be able to reconcile these two documents. the house budget would balance after ten years. repeal obama care. no tax increases. the senate budget doesn't get to balance after ten years, it includes $1 trillion of tax increases, even some stimulus money to try to get the economy going. but it's significant that they're fighting at a lower level of intensity and turmoil. notice that the congress left for easter break without a crisis over a government shutdown. there was no crisis over potential debt limit, and government default earlier this year. could come back this summer but so long as it lasts, that's calming for the markets and good for the economy, and it may, lester, leave some space still for a compromise in which democrats would agree to changes in cuts in medicare and social security, and republicans would come up with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president ob
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Mar 21, 2013 2:05am PDT
breakup from that. john mayer and katy perry have split. >> how do you women feel about john mayer? >> i think he's a serial dater but the thing about him is he talks about them after the breakup. like he goes on howard stern or goes on different shows and talks about the girl and you feel like who would want to date the guy if he's doing things like that? >> yeah, john, come on, dog. >> yeah. >>> we have a basketball and the two next to us, because it is march madness. you are a freak for the march madness. >> i am. >> do you do the brackets? do you do the whole thing? what do you do? >> i started a bracket on espn.com. if you go there, go there and join my group, and we're good to win. louisville is going to take it. >> is it? >> i think louisville is going to take it. i mean that's who i have winning, number one team in the country. we'll see. it's a fun time of year. you get your buddies together and you compete. >>> let's compete. reach for a ball. this is my one skill. be careful of that ravioli. we're going to spin and we're going to time it. you and me, we're going to do a spin-o
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Mar 24, 2013 7:00pm PDT
reputation. [ engine turns over ] the 300c john varvatos limited edition. now lease the 2013 chrysler 300 for $299 a month for well-qualified lessees. ♪ $4 doesn't really buy you unless you're at denny's. where there are always great choices for four dollars, on the 2$4$6$8 value menu ®. >>> in the hours after the murder of armored car courier keith palomares detectives and forensic experts were trying to piece together just what happened. they had only the vaguest description of their suspect, a white or hispanic male of average build and average height on a mountain bike. >> we were covering hundreds of tips about a guy on a bicycle in the ahwatukee area. >> reporter: fbi agent lance licing was working the case with phoenix homicide detective paul dalton. their crime scene was a mess, strewn with blood, fragments of six high-velocity bullets, and broken glass from a ticket counter window shattered by the only round that missed keith palomares. >> the body was right here. >> right. >> did he even see it coming? >> i don't think so. we could guess. his gun was in his holster. >> he never g
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Mar 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> reporter: chief justice john roberts will consider two historic case ons the fate of gay marriage and also may be considering a letter from a 12-year-old bay area boy who has two dads and he wanted the chief justice to know how similar their families are. they live in santa rosa. 12-year-old daniel and his sister, salina, were adomted by jay and brian. they will be watching closely next weeks athe u.s. supreme court decides the legality of their union as prop 8 is set for review. daniel says he learned that justice roberts has two adopted kids of his own and decided to send them a letter. he wants them to see their families are very much alike. >> my foster mom always told me i was unadoptable because of my medical condition. when my dads adopted me, i realized that everything she said was a complete lie. >> well, it is never a good feeling to have your future in somebody else's hands but we're nervous, you no he. we understand it is an uncertain outcome but we are also very hopeful. >> a number of rallies are planned next week on monday. marriage equality supporters will gather at ca
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
moore, nbc news, washington. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry med with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delegate and preparing for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succesuc succe succeed. such an. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the region as a functning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air space. u.s. officials believe iranian jets are carrying weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> still ahead, thousands on hand as pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass. but you might be surprised by his message today. >>> plus, rita moreno making an appearance as an east bay theater during a screening of one of her oscar-award winning classics. >>> a warm day in the bay area today. we managed mid 70s for highs. one of the changes we're seeing tonight, ahead of spring showers, coming back into the forecast for
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Mar 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
our head. christina. >> more on the way, marla and john. mostly cloudy conditions over san jose. getting a little break here. this is where most of the residual moisture is headed. quite a bit on the way. our totals have been really impressive so far. we weren't expecting a whole lot of rain. santa rosa picked up half an inch. they needed it. that's good news. all this moisture boasts very well for our rainfall totals. doing well. more on the way tend of the seven-day forecast. san jose to gilroy, nice and dry, everywhere in between as well. san martine, morgan hill, you know the the area. as you can see right now, this is what's happening. we still have the warm side of the system. all these spotty clouds behind here, an indication of a very cold air mass that's going to push in as we head through the night. the last band of moisture through the bay area. let's time that out. stop the clock on future cast at 2:00 p.m. that front draped acroissant i don't care, san mateo, mostly drive at that point. in san jose moves through 2:00 and 5:00, right in time for that evening commute.
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Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
. yesterday john lennon was thrust into the gun debate. his widow drew attention to the cause tweeting a photo of her late husband's blood-splatterered glasses from the day he was assassinated by a crazed lone gunman. >>> time for a look at weather with bill kairn. tough to believe it's been 33 years. >> what a picture. morbid. >> it's chilling. >> let's talk about the forecast. yesterday we had cold air in place. we had just enough upslope that we had snow. it was a pretty scene. the roads weren't too bad out there. it's still pretty cold. there is a little bit of snow to be found this morning. just like the rest of the northern half of the country it looks like spring is on hold. you can see the flow from the northwest. it's a cold flow. you can see snow at higher elevations here. we'll watch as they go through the pass but otherwise we'll be okay. isolated showers in the valley areas. we are clear as could be through california and nevada. it is cold, no doubt about it. the chilly air moved now to southern nevada through about half of the state of arizona. the temperatures this mornin
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Mar 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
us. i'm john garcia kelly. joel kaufman, who has worked with teens from palo alto to san leandro being charged with molesting a teenage boy. now, authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest. today's marla tallez live in palo alto where kaufman was once a high school baseball coach. palo alto is one of the school's listed on joel kaufman's resume. he coached one season back in 2006. he is officially charged with several felonies and a few misdemeanors for crimes he committed against several minors. officials believe there are more victims. we can show you what he looks like. we have a mug shot of 52-year-old joel kaufman. this was taken in august when he was arrested for the same thing. charges were not filed then because police had not finished their investigation. kaufman lives in orinda and a $300,000 warrant is out for his arrest. the contra costa county district attorney says he molested one teen boy younger than 14 over a span of seven years in this time frame in '05 to 2012, he is accused of drugging this boy and then raping him.
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Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
out of the school in disgrace. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in afghanistan on an unannounced visit to see president hamid karzai. his visit come insiincides with over of a prison. the bagram military base is the only prison in afghanistan under u.s. control. after lengthy negotiations, u.s. officials reached a deal with afghan leaders to transfer control of the prison while ensuring dangerous prisoners would not be released. >>> as the u.s. supreme court prepares to tackle the issue of same-sex marriage, supporters will gather to rally in support. castro and market street and march to san francisco city hall for a rally. justices will consider whether states can deny same-sex couples the right to marry and whether the federal government can refuse to recognize married same-sex couples. daniel lee on capitol hill where people are already lining up for a seat in the court. >> reporter: people camping outside the supreme court bundled up, are waking up covered in snow. they have been waiting for days for a chance to see whether justices will strike down the laws limi
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. officers sealed off the area and began searching house-to-house. john win's insurance company shares the parking lot. win says the victim has a 10-year-old sob. . >> it's very depressing for the young child to know his mom is no longer with us. >> reporter: and the woman died at the hospital 30 minutes after she was stabbed. this is san jose's tenth homicide of the year. >> a long-time bay area baseball coach has turned himself in. our cameras caught up with 52-year-old joel kaufman. he was leaving jail this morning after posting bail. he was booked on six felony and misdemeanor charges. >> he said you'll get my comments in a few weeks. he coached in palo alto, san jose. police are investigating if there are more alleged victims. >> several employees could face charges for failing to report sex abuse by a teacher. he turns himself into police last month after prosecutors charged him with child molestation for engaging in sex acts with under-aged girls. state law mandates that public and private employees dealing with children report any suspicion of abuse orr neglect. >>> not at 11:00, w
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Mar 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
colorado governor john hickenlooper's mansion as a precaution, authorities say they have no suspect or motive. >> we are sensitive to the fact there could be any number of people who may have a motive for wanting to target him for a crime such as this. however, we also remain open minded to all of the other possibilities as well. >> reporter: since 2011 clements oversaw colorado's 20 prisons, home to more than 20,000 inmates. for 31 years before that he worked in missouri's prison system. tuesday night, clements was shot at his front door. >> somebody rang the doorbell. the husband answered and was shot. >> reporter: neighbors told police say saw a car running outside just minutes before the murder. >> because we don't have a suspect, we don't know the whereabouts of the suspect we want folks to remain vigilant. >> reporter: it's the latest shooting in a state that saw the aurora movie theater massacre and columbine. it's become ground zero for the gun debate. ironically the government kept his schedule today, signing tough new gun legislation limiting ammunition and requiring buyers t
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Mar 25, 2013 12:00am PDT
americans. our regime has called for america's destruction." in a weird way it's like john boehner's position, he can't do a deal with obama on the budget or the tea party throw him overboard. chris: before we get this here, can anyone think we can establish and hold in this country a policy of containment, have the weapons, warn not to use them? >> no. chris: the syrian question, do you get a sense that we're talking about under this president, barack obama, of using u.s. forces to do air strikes? are we that close? >> two key political figures in the senate this week called on the president to create a no fly zone over northern syria, carl levin, a democrat senator and senator john mccain. behind them are a growing number of people in the state department, in the administration. i think the principle opposition of that is the white house and the president himself. when you have drown a red line, if the evidence is clear that the syrians have used chemical weapons, he is going to have to act, chris. you shouldn't make any mistake. he has to act. he doesn't want to. he is afraid of g
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Mar 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
which house speaker john boehner will be the ranking u.s. official on american soil. president obama will be in the air en route to israel. vice president biden will be en route back from rome. while this confluence is a first for the obama administration, the white house today reminded reporters the president is the president wherever he goes. >>> it was a glittering night at the white house. 1985, princess diana and john travolta on the dance floor. her midnight blue gown was an instant sensation. it has sold at auction for $362,000 and change to an anonymous bidder who wanted to surprise his wife. >>> a big problem for lululemon, the makers of high end popular yoga clothes. they are recalling 17% of the women's yoga pants sold in their stores because they are see-through. they were made too sheer. they show too much. the vancouver-based company will take a financial hit and there may be shortages until their stock can get back up on its feet. >>> when we come back here tonight, a story of progress. schools thinking outside the box and outside the gym to help kids get some exercise
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
action. bob, what is happening? good morning to you, john and marla, whichever two teams survive the competition, san jose's hp pavilion will eventually go on to the sweet 16. locally, all eyes are on number 12 seeded cal, which will be taking on number five seeded unlv later this afternoon. both teams seen here practicing yesterday. this is a rematch for both teams. last time they played the rebels, in december, cal lost by just one point. there is pressure to answer to that loss and pressure to make up for the poor showing during last year ace ncaa tourney when cal was taken out early on. coach montgomery even admits they were not mentally prepared back then. with cal and unlv and three other matchups, a lot of competition. tickets are still available. if you are trying to get into that cal and unlv game, keep an eye out that those tiblckets ar very limited. >>> this event, unlike any other, is one that you find the underdog really has an opportunity to come in and make a splash and become that cinderella story. it is always fun. there are always great buzzer beaters in the first a
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
people in the nation. john carve gnaw wants to make it a misdemeanor for someone to use a public restroom or shower that has a gender different than what is on his or her birth certificate. >>> 6:14 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. president obama currently in israel this morning for the first time as commander in chief. he is expected to meet with israeli president shimon perez and prime minister benjamin netanyahu, also meeting with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. >>> south korea internet comes back online after being hacked. >>> making revenue management software, the ceo of model n will be ringing the opening bell in about 15 minutes. >>> officially and permanently going on display in the south bay. mountain view city council voting to install slabs of the berlin wall at its library. today in the bay's marla tellez join us. >> reporter: the pieces are right behind us here, tuck add way -- we're at a business park right off 101 and shoreline in mountain view. who knew this? this business park is the bay shore business park. i'll step out of the way
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. electronic arts announced that john rick tello is stepping down. e.a. was voted the worst company in america in a poll during his stay here. >>> the singer stunning the crowd last night. many people just walking out after hearing the artist make antigay remarks. i want to show you video posted on youtube which shows her singing at the l.a. church where she became a born again christian. she went on antigay tirade. other bay area venues cancelled schedule events in response to hearing what happened. >>> if you haven't already, grab your kleenex. allergy season is in full bloom. marianne favro joins us with what is to blame here. >> reporter: this is a tale of beauty and the boost. the beauty is the blooms. the beast is the fact that the trees are relacing tons of pollen and that is creating an early al surgery season. >> these early blooms are a dream. for people with allergies they are a nightmare. >> my eyes were very irritated. i kept rubbing and rubbing and they kept being irritated. new to the area i thought it must be pollen in the air. >> reporter: allergist says she is right.
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Mar 25, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the school in disgrace. >>> secretary of state john kerry and karzai met today. nbc's mike taibi reports in kabul. >> reporter: the u.s.-run facility which today was handed over to afghan control, the afghans will have complete authority at this point. >> we're very comfortable that the sovereignty is fully protected and the interests of the united states with respect to prisoners are fully protected. >> reporter: mr. karzai will make the decisions promising he will consult with the u.s. about any prisoners considered to be high risk or potentially dangerous prisoners. there was discussion during the press conference about the coming afghan elections in april of 2014. secretary kerry was saying that he is satisfied that karzai and afghanistan are on the way to safe, secure and transparent elections. there were discussions about security issues which remain huge in this country. they discussed the withdrawal which is beginning right now of u.s. forces just west of kabul where there has been a lot of violence and accusations flying back and forth about whether or not u.s. and coali
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Mar 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
about. savannah? >> we are following breaking news in afghanistan. secretary of state john kerry is making an unannounced city of kabul after visiting iraq on sunday. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. secretary kerry just arrived and, as you know, it was a difficult relationship with afghan's president karzai. officials on the plane say that kerry knows him well, has seen him five times -- has been to afghanistan five times as a senator and believes they can get past the difficulty, the friction of when karzai told the secretary of defense that he believes that america is conspiring with the taliban. they believe they can get past that. they know it will not be a smooth transition but they are here to work on all of those issues, the political and security issues. they are aware and supportive of karzai's statement that he is going to start working on talks eventually with the taliban and eventually the state department officials say will be direct talks with the taliban as long as they have laid down t
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Mar 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
late elizabeth edwards and former vice presidential and presidential candidates john edwards and talk about carrying on her legacy with the elizabeth edwards foundation and the trim uhms of and tragedies. >>> let's head inside, natalie has a second look at the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. gunfire at the u.s. marine corps base in quantico, virginia, has left three marines dead. officials say one marine fatally shot a male and female colleague last night and took his own life after a standoff with authorities. lockdown at the base which is south of washington, d.c., was lifted this morning. >>> a possible suspect in the murder of the colorado prison's director was shot and captured by police on thursday after a high-speed chase that ended in decatur, texas. police say 28-year-old evan ebel was driving a car similar to the one near tom clements. ebel fired at officers who tried to pull him over. he was convicted of several crimes in colorado including assaulting a prison guard in 2008. >>> president obama paid his respects this morning at israel's memorial to jewish victims
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
wolf. >> good morning to you. >>> we begin with a surprise visit by secretary of state john kerry who is there to urge nuri al maliki to insure that flights are not carrying weapons to syria. secretary kerry was in jordan and swrurl where he talked with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu about the israeli-palestinian peace process. >>> pope francis is taking part in his first palm sunday service. tens of thousands turned out in st. peters square to pray with the pope for the start of the holy week. he arrived in an uncovered car and then preside over the mass from an altar on the steps of st. peter basilica. hug it out. there you go. >>> police in london are investigating the death of a russian tycoon who was a fierce critic of president vladimir putin. chemical hazard police are searching boris's london home after he was found dead inside. the cause is still unknown. boris fled to britain in 2001 after having a falling out with putin who was granted political asylum there two years ago. >>> the bodies of two sky divers who went missing after a jump have been found in florida.
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
simpler form of the bill to house speaker, john boehner, says he is going to wait to see how this bill turns out before he comments on whether or not he thinks it will pass the house. they have to pass a temporary budget by march 27th to avoid a government shutdown. once they get passed that deadline, they are not going to rush. they have to turn stralt ight t can looking at next year's budget. democrats want new revenue. republicans are sticking to their guns to see significant cuts. they want the compromise, the path toward compromise is not quite clear. laura, some news this morning. the republican national committee is out with some changes they are planning to make after struggling in last year's election. among the notable things that they are mentioning, $10 million they are going to spend to reach out better to minorities. they are also going to try to better use technology, something that they have struggled with in the last election, and hold their convention earlier so that the candidate can start using the election funds earlier. a couple changes they are trying to make as
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Mar 23, 2013 12:35am PDT
me -- give me three directions! elton john. he goes three directions. he goes any direction. [ laughter ] he's the rocket man! he do what he want to do. back to you, jimmy! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you, barry. [ applause ] in office news, there have been some office supplies that have gone missing recently, so we sent both of our investigative reporters to ask some questions about the recent events. >> here we are on the sixth floor. a floor filled with hard workers, creative minds, and, apparently, sticky fingers. it seems someone -- [ talking over each other ] [ cheers and applause ] we wanted to find out who to point our finger at -- >> together: so i decided to ask a few questions. >> hi, craig lipman. >> hi, chris hansen. >> what do you have to say about the accusations that you stole the missing stapler? >> how would you explain the missing stapler in the supply -- >> and why is it all of your office supplies appear to be new? >> staplers do not just disappear. >> with so many signs pointing to you, why do you still claim to be innocent? >> and what
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Mar 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
ramallah and bethlehem. >>> while the president is now home secretary of state john kerry stayed behind in the middle east. he is making an unannounced trip to baghdad today. the first since a u.s. secretary of state since hillary clinton in 2009. yesterday he went to jerusalem to speak with benjamin netanyahu after meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in jordan. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay" today is your chance to get an up close look at the san francisco zoo's newest addition. we'll show you how that little cub is doing. >>> the view around this morning. 680. fog free. pretty nice weekend forecast this weekend. but what about as we head towards next weekend? some changes in between in your seven-t seven-day forecast when we come right back. >>> good morning. there's lots to do today in the bay. weekends are typically diy. same can be said for the fort mason center this afternoon. that's where you'll find zarly bazaar. a family friendly shopping event. locally crafted products along with the usual online only venders and their products. face painting. a kids
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Mar 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
another election in california on whether to get rid of it. a chief justice john roberts will be watching the argument today with special interest. his cousin who says she is a lesbian hoping to get married. during his 2005 confirmation hearing, roberts introduced her along with other family members. >> i introduce my cousin -- >> reporter: in a guest coll lem for a gay rights group, and that is her on the left there in the picture says that everyone in the country has a family member end quote who is part of the gay and lesbian community. tomorrow, they take oup the federal law that blocks the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in the nine states where they are allowed. we will probably get decisions for both cases toward the end of june, matt. >> pete williams at the court this morning. thank you very much. >>> there is threatening talk out of north korea this morning. let's get to tamron hall with more on that. >> that is right. yet another threat from north korea. it was announced this morning that north korea has ordered strategic rocket and long term art
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Mar 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
atlanta last month pleaded not guilty wednesday. his attorney said 60-year-old john hunley does admit to making an offensive racist comment but denies slapping the 19-month-old boy. his attorney says he was under stress because he was flying to atlanta where his son was dying. >>> an experimental leukemia treatment genetically alters a person's own immune cells to fight the cancer. the treatment was used on five adults with acute leukemia who tried chemotherapy. the treatment did not work for all of them. but for one patient who was severely ill, all traces of the disease apparently vanished in eight days. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today. our quick round-up of what has you talking online. lindsey vonn's new role as tiger woods' girlfriend. it features vonn recreating sharon stone's infamous leg crossing scene from the movie "basic instinct." meantime, tiger says the couple finally went public with the relationship to keep the paparazzi from stalking them. >>> a pair of internet milestones will have you wondering how we used to spend our spare time. twitter is marking i
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Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is so important, that benedict and john pauli i, but he is doing it in his way. >> again, that was anne thompson reporting. and on a day of first, pope francis reached out through social media, sending his first tweet, and i read, quote, dear friends, i thank you from my heart and i ask you to continue to pray for me. >>> it sounds like a scene from a movie. two jail inmates escaping by helicopter. but it happened for real in canada this afternoon. a warden in quebec told police two men, 33 and 36 years of age were outside when a helicopter came buzzing overhead, dropped a rope, they climbed up and they flew off. a frantic search began. the helicopter was found 53 miles away along with a pilot who was taken to the hospital with injuries. three people were arrested soon after in connection with the case, but police are not saying whether the inmates were captured. >>> preparations for president obama's visit to israel and the west bank are under way this weekend. crews in jerusalem have been hanging up american flags, and the police force is beefing up security. the president is due
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
graduated from hayward. >>> john kerry met with afghani president hamid karzai during a visit to afghanistan today. kerry's visit was meant to coincide with the hand over of the last u.s. controlled prison to the afghan government. it's the only prison in afghanistan still under u.s. control. after lengthy negotiations, officials reached an agreement to transfer control of the prison. the deal includes assurances that dangerous prisoners will not be released. >>> we're hearing a different side of the sex abuse scandal involving former penn state football coach jerry sandusky, his own. the "today" show spoke to an independent filmmaker who interviewed sandusky in jail. during the taped interview, sandusky commented on the testimony of mikecqueary, one of the prosecution's key witnesses. >> i think there's a lot of things that transpired. i think these investigators, the way they went about business, his story changed a lot. >> this has been a rush to judgment from the very beginning and i know that i'm going to get attacked from everybody because nobody wants the truth. >> filmmak
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Mar 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. lesterer? >>> overseas secretary of state john kerry delivered a blunt message to the government of iraq today. it was all about what's happening with syria and iran. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is with the secretary in baghdad. >> reporter: john kerry is the first secretary of state to come to iraq since hillary clinton in 2009. it's his first visit since he came as a senator at the height of the civil war in 2006. arriving today in secrecy, in the week when iraq saw some of its worst terrorist attacks in years to mark the tenth anniversary of the war. but kerry did not come primarily to discuss iraq. despite the smiles for the cameras, the secretary of state confronted iraq's prime minister maliki, accusing him of colluding with iran to prop up the assad regime by permitting almost daily weapons shipments from iran to syria through iraq's airspace. >> we had a very spirited discussion on the subject of the overflights. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad. and his regi
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Mar 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
yesterday colorado governor john hickenlooper signed into law some of the toughest gun legislation in the country. >>> two huge rocket engines from apollo moon missions have been recovered from the depths of the atlantic ocean. after nearly 40 years, the engines have been brought up from the ocean floor by the ceo of amazon.com. the engine fell back to earth once their fuel is spent. they weigh over 18,000 pounds. so far they can't i've which missions the rockets were from. nasa called it a historic find. and basos it was an incredible adventure. >>> bill karins joins us on weather. i didn't know he was a huge space buff. >> that's what i would do if i had millions. >> let's go find something. exactly. >>> good morning, everyone. the nation is really struggling to get out of this winter weather pattern. it's very cold in the northwest with snow showers around pipe want to compare where we're at right now compared to last year. this is last year at this time. almost all of the lower 48, pretty much east of the rockies had no show whatsoever. we had a pretty good snow pack in areas of t
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Mar 18, 2013 12:30am PDT
get your take on what john boehner said after that meeting. listen to this. >> okay. >> i thought that we had a very frank and candid exchange of ideas. and frankly, i think it was productive. we know however, that there are some very real differences between our two parties like issues, jobs, balancing the budget what we need to do to get our economy moving again. >> randy, do you think there is any common ground here? will we ever see a compromise between the two sides? >> whenever i hear the phrase frank and candid, i know that means we completely disagreed, but at least we had a discussion. and i think that's a positive. i think it's very positive that both sides have now put down markers for what they think is important. i agree with you that both of those are going to be dead on arrival, but that doesn't mean that that's not going to lead to now some sort of discussions, negotiations. before it was just very, very vague, you know, one side likes this, one side doesn't like that. now there is something concrete to negotiate from. so we can potentially make progress from here.
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Mar 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
. secretary of state john kerry is in afghanistan today on an unannounced visit to see president hamid karzai. his visit coincides with the handover of a u.s.-controlled prison to the afghan government. the facility at bagram military base is the only prison under u.s. control. after lengthy negotiations, u.s. officials reached a deal to transfer control of the prison while ensuring dangerous prisoners would not be released >>> it is spiritual leader that is on his way to southern california. he is known as the ambassador of peace. he launched his campaign at the son jose convention center. he spoke in front of a crowd saying it is time to address the issues of growing violence in our community. >> we are so much connected through internet and social media but people to people connection, heart to heart connection is essential today the spiritual led der founded the arts of living, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides self-development to reduce stress and foster a sense of well-being. >> 4:47. the supreme court will hear a multibillion dollar case between the drug indust
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Mar 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
. monty, good morning. >> >u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u . >> reporter: john and marla, good morning. you can see construction behind me, expected to be complete in plenty of time. city officials appear to be ready to make pretty big sacrifices to make a deal happen. as the new stadium takes form, city of santa clara hoping it brings more than 49ers to the south bay. on friday nfl expected to choose between bay area and miami for the host of super bowl l for 2015. they are giving up millions in revenue and hoping economic activity super bowl would generate would offset that cost. that includes a 9.5% hotel tax for the teams and other employees. the mayor of santa clara says that revenue could be made up for in other ways. >> because the super bowl is an extraordinary event, we're trying to make ourselves competitive in the bid. we want to ensure we put our best foot forward. we have a great partner with the super bowl committee. they will make up all the costs, actual costs, so it won't cost santa clara anything. >> now, in addition to waving that hotel tax for nfl, city leaders are
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Mar 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
from recess next month. >>> secretary of state john kerry has just arrived for an unannounced visit to kabul, afghanistan, for talks with president hamid karzai. earlier secretary kerry was not mincing words when it comes to the ongoing civil war in syria. the secretary made some of his harshest comments to date on sunday during an unannounced trip to meet with iraqi leaders in baghdad. he told iraq's prime minister the country must take steps to stop iran from using iraqi airspace as a means to ship weapons to syria. however, after talks described as spirits, no breakthrough was achieved. >> anything that supports president assad is problematic and i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad. >> talks also focused on iraq's transition to democracy as it prepares for upcoming elections at a time when violence is on the rise. >>> back here in the u.s., we're watching a lot of weather. bill karins here with a look at the northeast. you say you're promising this will be the last time. >> it has to be, right? >
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Mar 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
embarrassing when the umbrella goes the other way. >>> katy perry and john mayer's relationship off again. the two called it quits after seven months after rekindling the relationship. she's in a long list of beauties. he's doing okay. >>> actor gerard butler talked about the pain of doing his own stunts in his new film "olympus." >> don't you feel bad for him? >> making millions. the 43-year-old says he was hit in the eye by a bullet casing, lost a fingernail, sustained bruises the size of melons and was hit by exploding debris. >> i apologize. >>> finally, the famous evening gown worn by princess di at a white house state dinner was sold at auction tuesday for $362,000. the anonymous fitter said he was buying the gown as a surprise for his wife. i'm richard lui, and this is "early today." >>> the lead story this morning in "the washington post" is about america's war legacy. unemployment after decade of war troops still struggle to find work. >>> politico has a fascinating story about the guy at the center of new jersey senator robert menendez's troubles, having also courted president o
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Mar 23, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: john slaughter of boreal says that ski areas do all they can to make sure customers are safe by reevaluating procedures. >> once an accident occurs to know what it will take to correct the situation. >> do you release that information? >> we do not? >> wlie? >> it's company policy. >> we don't have good enough information to understand where the greatest impact can be made because we don't have the data. >> reporter: ever since dog gregory lost his daughter at alpine ski resort he has been on a mission to get ski resorts to make accident data public. >> these accidents occur in these locations what can we do to prevent them? >> reporter: gregory started the ski and snow board safety organization and came up with the idea of the report card. he's also sponsored several ski safety bills that would have required ski areas throughout the state to establish standards and report injuries. lu legislation vetoed by governors schwarzenegger and brown. they said it was unnecessary and tracked by the u.s. forest service. >> when we asked for accident reports, we were told they do not tr
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Mar 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: many around the vatican were instantly taken back to may of 1981, when pope john paul ii was shot and critically wounded by metlib ali abjab. >> it wasn't a pope mobile back then, it was an open jeep and he shot and killed hill. >> reporter: fences were erected and magnetometers were installed, hidden in the colonadde to stand everyone who goes inside st. peter's basilica. for events like today's installation, more security is visible. while pope francis may be seeking a simpler papacy, which includes turning down the trappings of the office, this humble priest who used to ride the bus to work may have to get used to being one of the most recognizable people in the world. >> it's very difficult to tell someone that they have overnight become the target of potentially tens of thousands of people's ire. >> reporter: while hurricane francis may settle into a routine t makes you wonder is there anyone who can say no to a pope who wants to express his love for his people? >> francis has shown that he wants to be outgoing and he wants to go out and touch people, so they will have t
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Mar 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
has caused congestion to the san mateo bridge. south 280, we see a crash around john daly boulevard. the off ramp there, no unusual slowings. i will track that for you. the northbound and south bay continue to build. >> we will have another local update in one half hour from now. we'll see you then. ♪ >>> 7:30 on this monday morning. we are getting a view of the queen. a new documentary just out reveals her quirks and all. live to buckingham palace for the highlights. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> a lot of fans of those "50 shades of grey" block are clamoring to know who will be starring in the movies when they come out. one young star is speaking out about rumors surrounding her possible role. we will tell you more about that. >>> then tight rope daredevil luke wallenda joins us. he has a big announcement about his next stunt. it is a doozy. >>> first, dignitaries from all over the world or descending on rome ahead of tomorrow's installation of pope francis. we're welcoming back a familiar face to our viewers. maria shriver is at the vatican for us this morning. g
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Mar 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
quick check of today's top stories. john kerry is in afghanistan for an unannounced visit with president hamid karzai. the u.s. is concerned karzai is jeopardizing the progress in the war with anti-american rhetoric. it comes the same day the military is set to hand over control of the prison to the afghan government. >>> the u.s. supreme court will hear opposition on prop 8. supporters and proponents have been camped outside the courthouse to get one of 250 seats open to the public >>> two new tunnels will open on highway one in pacifica. by passing an area of the coastal highway known as devil's slide. a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:00 this morning. traffic should be flowing through the tunnels later tonight into tomorrow morning. >>> bay area animators relieved to see their cavelike animation movie club the competition. >>> their last movie absolutely bombed. dreamworks has been working on making movies more quickly for less money so that one movie doesn't sink them. that movie didn't have much competition in the family movie category. they finished in first pl
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
hall where it all began. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. the u.s. supreme court is set to hear two distinct cases on gay marriage next week. the bay area is ready with marches and vigils planned. there is also a 12-year-old boy that reached out to chief justice john roberts to let him know about his own family here in the bay area in santa rosa. he and his sister, salina, are adopted. they have two dads. the family is committed to each other. looking to the u.s. supreme court to decide the legality of his parent's union as it will consider california's ban on same-sex marriage tuesday. wednesday, the court considers another case that challenges the federal defensive marriage act. in the la few family, 12-year-old daniel learned that justice roberts has two adopted kids of his own. he said he thought he would never have a family of his own. >> my foster mom always told me i was unadoptable because of my medical condition. when my dads adopted me, i realized that everything she said was a complete lie. >> on monday, marriage equality supporters will gather at 6:30
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Mar 19, 2013 12:35am PDT
story's by john cleese. >> isn't that something? >> jimmy: monty python. >> i know. i love that guy, and i love monty python. >> jimmy: me, too. >> i grew up watching it. i love that kind of absurdist humor, you know? i wasn't too much with one liners and satire, but when the body language gets a little slapstick -- like, eric idle's amazing. i love mike myers. i think he's a genius. >> jimmy: mike myers is, though. >> dana carvey is the funniest person i have ever met in person. [ clears throat ] you know, on camera -- [ laughter ] but off camera, he's even funnier. well, you're funny, too. [ laughter ] you know what i mean. you know those guys. you know how funny. >> jimmy: -- any compliment. any compliment. put me on a list somewhere. top 50 is fine. >> everybody knows jimmy's the man. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] but dana carvey is the whole reason i think i got into "saturday night live." i wanted to be the next dana. because he -- his impressions are -- >> extraordinary. >> jimmy: extraordinary. it's not even, like, just impressions of people. he
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Mar 23, 2013 2:05am PDT
? >> when i recorded that song, it wasn't long after john hughes passed away. he was in my mind obviously a lot. i wanted to do it as a tribute to him. but the rest of the songs are all american song books. >>> you are an iconic redhead, we thought it was fitting on this day to play a game that we're going to call -- guess the redhead. all right? you and me -- okay. this is a game, neither of us know who they are here is picture number one. who is that? oh! who is that redhead, i'm guessing it, prince harry. >> very good. >> he's for me. he is completely, totally for me. that look is for me. >> okay, name that redhead. >> she's not red, she's blonde. i don't that counts as a redhead. >> i might be unstoppable. i'm going with kathy griffin. >> oh my god! >> she did look blonde in your defense. >> i'm killing it on the redheads. >> who is that? oh! >> all right. who is -- first of all, is this a man or a woman? it's julia roberts. >> is it julia roberts? >> oh! that's shaun white. the snowboard pro, from the olympics. >> bobbie thomas set us up. >> it could have been julia roberts. i want t
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Mar 22, 2013 2:05am PDT
, we have diana john drayson. she's 51, from lima, ohio. she spends most of her time aiding special needs students. that's a lie. we decided she deserved to be pampered for a few hours. let's listen to her story. >> okay, you seep saying goodness, gracious, help me, help me. you're grabbing me. tell us how you're feeling. >> very nervous. sorry. >> tell me why? >> being on tv and stuff. >> what about a whole new makeover and a whole new look? >> that, too. >> you're nervous about everything? >> yes. >> we're going to meet your sons. their names are soda pop and river. real names? >> that's right. soda pop is from the movie yth if outsiders." and "river" is from river phoenix. >> we're going to make you look as cool as your son's names. >> that will be great. >> here she is, she's with her sons. soda pop and river. we're going to have child services come in, any minute. let's take one last look at diana before. and let's bring out the new diana. >> looking good. >> foxy. >> all right, kiddo. >> take off your blind folds. >> oh, my gosh. >> sexy momma. it's getting uncomfortable in he
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Mar 18, 2013 2:00am PDT
john paul ii's visit to denver with a youth group from mexico and seeing what a beloved figure he was, there with president clinton, of course, and even more beloved that his successor, pope benedict. what in your judgment, can this pope, could he, should he do to cullivate that relationship with this country? >> well, i was a very young bishop at the time in washington state, and that was the first time i went
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
attacked from everybody because no one wants the truth. >> filmmaker, john ziegler is trying to prove that head coach, joe paterno, had no part in the scandal and should not have been forced out of the school in disgrace. you can see more of the interview with ziegler and hear more from sandusky coming up on the "today" show at 7:30. >> it is 5:19. hundreds of people gathered at a church in santa rosa to remember a teenage boy hit and killed in an accident at a racetrack. we told you about it. his mother told about her sports loving 14-year-old son and wished all the attention could have been for something different. >> it was so surreal. you couldn't help but wonder what marcus would have thought about all of this, specially being on sports center. >> how heartbreak can for that mother. he was hit by his cousin who spun out of control in a race car during a warmup lap. a 68-year-old man was also killed in that accident. >>> 5:20. a new tribute for the victims of a deadly san bruno pipe explosion. the dedication took place at bethany church. 3 of the 8 people killed ntd blast were members
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Mar 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
building hoping to get a seat inside. >>> secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting again with afghan president, hamid karzai. his second meeting since kerry arrived unannounced yesterday. >>> san jose police are investigating the deadly crash on monterrey road this morning near tully. a driver lost control of his car around 2:00 and crashed. he died at the scene. the cause of that crash is still under investigation. >>> yahoo! reportedly paid a 17-year-old british boy $30 million for his start-up. >>> lots of advice for nick dalocio who sold his app called sumly, about how he should handle that much money. here is nick on cnbc. lots of people having fun with the story of a teenager become millionaire. start-up ceo rafat ali says, one day, the media will surely go gaga about a start-up started by a 50-year-old with no prior experience. ageism is a significant problem in silicon valley. recent venture capitalist said outright he had picked a new general partner from his firm based up on a list drawn up from people under 35. the anyone was a criteria to be on that finalist. >>> speaking
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